Statistically Speaking: January

This year, I am trying to learn from my blog stats, but as usual, in January I was distracted by the more creative search terms that led to this site:

Jim butcher went all midichlorian

I only read the first three books in the series, and only wrote a post about the first one, but apparently someone thinks he’s jumped the shark recently.

Njala seattle

Oh my god, if you are in Seattle and want to talk Njala, please comment on this blog. I don’t know anyone IRL who cares about the sagas, and I would really love to talk to you.

gemma alexander wicked

‘nuff said.

Panty mishap

I should just rebrand as a romance author. It’s obviously where the market is.

Alas, the most common search is still “asgeir trausti girlfriend” and there’s nothing I can do about that.

Even more disappointing, the most common search term was “unknown.” WordPress explained thusly:

In September 2013 Google started to rapidly expand the number of searches that it encrypts, which results in a higher proportion of “Unknown search terms” in your stats.  According to some sources, this expansion will eventually result in encryption of all Google searches.  This is being done for privacy reasons by Google.

I like privacy, but it makes reading my stats less fun. Here’s what people were looking for, by the numbers:

Unknown (123)

david kroll paintings

Some of David Kroll’s works are back up in the gallery near my office.

how to make santa dolls

Well, I did write about Desiree’s Dolls a couple years ago. But those were rag dolls, not Santa dolls.

  • pictures of gemma dee condon

Who is this person?

Despite the odd search terms, some people found something worth reading on the site in January.

Top posts:

Seriously, if you haven’t supported their new album yet, please do.

If you’re anywhere near Seattle, drink there.

Being a traveler, I love to see where people are reading from. Predictably, the top countries are the US, Iceland, and Canada. Finland is catching up to Canada, and that makes my heart sing [melodic death metal]. One person from Kuwait stopped by.

And that’s the stats.



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